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aggrandize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of aggrandize

  1. 1 to assign a high status or value to a movie that aggrandizes the bad guys and makes the cops look like dopes Synonyms of aggrandize exalt, canonize, deify, dignify, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, ensky, enthrone, glorify, magnifyWords Related to aggrandize boost, lift, promote, raise, upgrade, uplift; heighten, intensify; idealize, romanticize, sanitize, sugarcoat; acclaim, extol (also extoll), honor, laud, praiseNear Antonyms of aggrandize belittle, decry, depreciate, detract, disparage, minimizeAntonyms of aggrandize abase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate

  2. 2 to make greater in size, amount, or number a generous grant, enabling the library to significantly aggrandize its collection of books on tape Synonyms of aggrandize accelerate, add (to), increase, amplify, augment, boost, build up, compound, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, hype, multiply, pump up, raise, swell, stoke, supersize, upWords Related to aggrandize boom, jump, skyrocket, spike; bump (up), ratchet (up) also rachet (up); blow up, dilate, distend, inflate; draw out, elongate, flesh (out), lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch; develop, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify; complement, supplement; beef (up), reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; maximize; accumulate, amass, collect; follow up, parlayNear Antonyms of aggrandize abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; compress, condense, constrict, contract; cut back, retrenchAntonyms of aggrandize abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, minify, reduce, subtract (from)


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